Escalator clauses, rising prices, and why we should care

Summary: You may have asked yourself why health prices rise inexorably. Are escalator clauses, the automatic price increases common to many managed care contracts, the driving force behind trend factors? Bill Rusteberg, an independent insurance consultant in Texas, posted on his blog recently about escalator clauses, which he said commonly add 5 percent a year to […]

Escalator clauses examined as an underlying factor: Risk Managers

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Summary: “Are escalator clauses, common to most Managed Care Contracts, the driving force behind trend factors?” Bill Rusteberg writes over at RiskManagers.com, his blog. Bill’s a broker in Texas, and a man with an encyclopedic knowledge of health care. “An actuary’s primer I stumbled upon while reading incredibly boring stuff (my answer to sleeping pills) […]